counterfeiting

The counterfeiting of goods is treated very seriously by Trading Standards, and can result in severe penalties by the courts. If you are facing an investigation for counterfeiting offences, you could end up having to pay a large fine or serving time in prison, so it is vital you get in touch with the criminal defence solicitors at Burton Copeland as soon as possible.

This area of law can be incredibly complicated, but our counterfeiting lawyers will explain the charges, your options and the potential consequences in a clear and concise manner. If you have been accused of counterfeiting, contact us today by calling 0161 827 9500 , or by filling in our online form.

types of counterfeiting offences

Counterfeiting is the duplication of a product that already exists, and Trading Standards can carry out an investigation if you are believed to be making copies of, or possess the equipment to make, the following:

  • DVDs
  • Software
  • Music
  • Clothing
  • Perfumes

It is also a criminal offence to make copies of currency even if you never intended to use it in place of genuine money. You can also be prosecuted for passing on, tending or delivering counterfeit currency, unless you’re able to prove that you did not know it was fake.

burton copeland is here to help

No matter the circumstances of your case, our solicitors can provide representation throughout all investigation proceedings. If you’ve been arrested and taken to a police station, you’re entitled to advice and guidance from a criminal defence lawyer, and our team will do everything they can to see that your interests are protected.

Our team works around the clock to ensure that those facing allegations of counterfeiting have access to vital legal assistance. We can also take a look at your circumstances and let you know if legal aid is an option for you.

contact us today

To speak to one of our Manchester-based solicitors confidentially about your situation, get in touch today by calling 0161 827 9500 during office hours, or 0161 832 7834 at any other time. If you can’t make it to a phone right now, fill in our enquiry form and we will get back to you at a suitable time.